Dimension E510 network driver

Dell Dimension e510 desktop
March 14, 2010 at 14:13:02
Specs: Linux i686
A computer I'm working on has win-XP and says it can't find its ethernet card hardware. I guess that means it doesn't have the drivers.
I can boot up with a linux CD that runs the op system off the CD and the ethernet works fine, so nothings wrong with the card.
When I go to Dell's web site to download the driver (from a different computer, of course) all I get is an installation program that does the download/install. That won't work on a computer that can't connect to the internet in the first place. Now what?

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March 14, 2010 at 19:20:14
When you boot with the Live CD, you should be able to do 2 things:

1) open the browser to go the download site.
2) write files to the windows drive.

If you run df on linux, you should see something like /dev/sda1

cd /dev/sda1
ls -asl

That should list the files on your C: drive. Download the driver. It might download to memory, then you copy it to /dev/sda1 or whatever the windows drive is.

Another way is download it to another PC & burn it to a CD.

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